Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Common Proficiency Test - CA CPT December 2018

CA CPT December 2018 - The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) has announced the dates of Common Proficiency Test (CPT) December 2018

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the exam conducting authority has released the online notification of CA CPT December 2018 Session. ICAI will conduct CA CPT 2018 Exam for December Session on 16th December 2018 (Sunday), in two sessions- morning from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and afternoon session from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Candidates aspiring to appear in ICAI CPT December 2018 can check all the details of the test on this page below.

ICAI CPT December 2018
  • In pursuance of Regulation 22 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to announce that the Common Proficiency Test will be held on 16th December 2018 in two sessions as below, at the following centres provided that sufficient number of candidates offer themselves to appear from each centre.

CA CPT December 2018 Dates

  • Availability of Application Form for CA CPT Dec. 2018: 04th October 2018
  • Last Date for Application Form Submission without Late Fee: 25th October 2018
  • Last Date to Submit the Application Form with Late Fee: 01st November 2018
  • CPT Admit Card: First week of December 2018
  • CA CPT 2018 December Exam Date: 16th December 2018
  • Result Declared: Third week of January 2019
CA CPT December 2018 Registration
  • An application for admission to Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is required to apply online at from 04th October 2018 to 25th October 2018 (without late fees) and upto 01st November 2018 (with Late Fees of Rs.600/- for Indian & Kathmandu Centres and $10 for Foreign Centres)
  • The exam fee is required to be submitted online by using either VISA or MASTER Credit / Debit Card / Rupay Card / Net Banking
  • However, the Exam application form for Post Qualification Course Exam International Taxation - Assessment Test (INTT - AT) is to be filled up in the paper-based form only and is priced at Rs.100/- per exam application form

Eligibility Criteria for CA CPT December 2018

  • A candidate shall be eligible to appear in Common Proficiency Test scheduled to be held in 16th December 2018, if he/she has:
  • Either passed or appeared in the Senior Secondary Exam(10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an exam recognized by the Central Govt. as equivalent thereto and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.
  • List of examinations recognized as equivalent to Senior Secondary Examination); and
  • Revalidated his/her registration to Common Proficiency Course (as applicable)
  • As decided by the Council, the registration to the Common Proficiency Course is valid for a period of 3 years and the student is required to revalidate the same from the concerned Regional Office on expiry of the said period
Exemption from Appearing in CPT:
  • Candidates who are graduate or post graduate in Commerce having secured in aggregate a minimum of 55% of total marks or its equivalent grade in the exam conducted by any recognized University (including Open University) with certain subjects or;
  • Graduates or Postgraduates other than those falling under Commerce stream mentioned above having secured in aggregate a minimum of 60% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in the exam conducted by any recognized University (including Open University) are exempted from passing CPT

ICAI CPT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) in Paper-Pencil Mode (PP Mode) will be held on 16th December 2018 in accordance with the existing scheme of education, training and exam of the Chartered Accountancy Course
  • It is a 4 hours duration test comprising two sessions of 2 hours each with a break between two sessions. Test will comprise objective type questions with negative marking for choosing wrong answers.
  • In order to pass the CPT (Examination), a candidate is required to secure, at one sitting, a minimum of 30 percent marks in each Section and a minimum of 50 percent marks in the aggregate of all Sections, subject to the principle of negative marking, being 1/4 Mark (one fourth) for each wrong answer, as per Regulation 36A of CA Regulations, 1988
  • Common Proficiency Test will be of one paper of 200 marks and will consist of the following four sections:

First Session (Morning Session) 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM IST
  • Section-A Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Section-B Mercantile Laws
Second Session (Afternoon Session) 02.00 PM to 04.00 PM IST
  • Section-C General Economics
  • Section-D Quantitative Aptitude
  • Section A - Fundamentals of Accounting - 60 Marks
  • Section B - Mercantile Laws- 40 Marks
  • Section C - General Economics - 50 Marks
  • Section D - Quantitative Aptitude- 50 Marks
Places of Exam Centres
  • The list of Cities where CPT will be held on 16th December 2018. Each candidate is expected to choose only one centre as his choice of exam centre. Candidates may note that the choice of centre once exercised is final and no request for change of exam centre will thereafter be entertained under any circumstances
  • The Chartered Accountants Exams in December - 2018 will be held in the following cities:
  • Agra, Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Ajmer, Akola, Alappuzha, Aligarh, Allahabad, Alwar, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Anand, Anantapur, Asansol, Aurangabad, Badlapur, Banswara, Bareilly, Bathinda, Beawar, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Berhampore, Bhagalpur, Bharatpur, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhilwara, Bhiwani, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Bilaspur, Bundi, Chandigarh, Chandrapur, Chennai, Chittorgarh, Churu, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi / New Delhi, Dhanbad, Dhule, Dundlod, Durg, Durgapur, Eluru, Ernakulam, Erode, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Firozabad, Gandhidham, Gandhinagar, Ghaziabad, Gondia, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Haridwar, Hisar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalgaon, Jalna, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Junagadh, Kaithal, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Karimnagar, Karnal, Kishangarh, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kollam, Kota, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kumbakonam, Kurnool, Latur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Mandsaur, Mangalore, Mapusa (goa), Margao (Goa), Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Mumbai, Muzaffarnagar, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi mumbai, Navsari, Neemuch, Nellore, Nizamabad, Noida, Ongole, Palakkad, Palghar, Palimarwar, Panipat, Panvel, Parbhani, Patiala, Patna, Pimpri-chinchwad, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram, Rajkot, Ranchi, Ratlam, Ratnagiri, Rewari, Rohtak, Rourkela, Saharanpur, Salem, Sambalpur, Sangli, Sangrur, Satara, Satna, Shimla, Shimoga, Sikar, Siliguri, Sirohi, Sirsa, Sivakasi, Solapur, Sonepat, Sri ganganagar, Srinagar, Surat, Surendranagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Udupi, Ujjain, Vadodara, Vapi, Varanasi, Vasai, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Yamuna Nagar, Yavatmal
Exam Centres Overseas
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu
  • Muscat
Application Fee
  • Fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) for centres in India, US $ 300/- for Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai & Muscat centres and INR 1700/-for Kathmandu centre can be remitted using online payment gateway facility with VISA/Master/Maestro Credit/Debit Card
  • In addition to the applicable fee payable to the Institute by the candidate towards the exam, they will be required to pay bank charges at the following rates, while paying the said fee, online through the payment gateway
  • These are charges payable by the candidate to the bank and will be recovered along with the applicable fee payable to the Institute:
Mode of Payment of Fee
  • The payment has to be made online using Master/Visa/Maestro Credit/Debit card/Rupay or Net-Banking Mere deduction of amount from your account does not mean a successful application unless it is recorded successful at the exam application portal
  • Status of payment (i.e.; successfully captured by the portal or not) can be checked at the link Check Application Status
  • Candidates with permanent disabilities and who hold a valid Permanent Concession Card issued by ICAI are exempt from payment of exam fee for CPT.
  • Such candidates who have not been issued Permanent Concession Card can apply for the same, procedure in this regard, is available at in the Students -> Exam section

ICAI CPT December 2018 Admit Card

  • Admit card with photograph and signature of all the candidates will be hosted on generally first week of December 2018 days prior to the date of exam
  • Candidates may print their admit card from the website, which will be valid for admission to the exam
  • They will be required to print their admit card by logging-in and selecting the Admit Card from their dashboard from the above-mentioned website
  • So also, candidates are advised to keep a photocopy of the PDF of the filled-up exam application with them for reference, whenever they correspond with ICAI Exam Dept.
  • Details contained in the examination application forms submitted by the candidates will be hosted on website

The Joint Secretary (Exams)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi-110002, 
Official Website